2011-12_Paralegal_LL_Nigeria-Uganda - Legal Empowerment in Under-Resourced Regions

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Global Rights’ capacity-building work under the USAID-funded Democracy Fund grant focused on several of the poorest and most underserved regions of Nigeria and Uganda where justice institutions are notably weak and/or absent and legal pluralism prevails. In these communities, many residents were unacquainted with what national law provides and what rights they are guaranteed. This was most graphically demonstrated by our Ugandan partners
noting that the human rights provisions of the Ugandan Constitution are unavailable in the most commonly used local languages. In this climate, the responsible institutions frequently did not follow the law.

2011 12 Paralegal LL Nigeria Uganda